Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show 'Bewitched', in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character. Tabitha originates in Aramaic language and means "gazelle". She was one of the characters in the TV show Bewitched, thanks to which the name probably gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s.